The UN General Assembly’s decision to reject a US resolution to condemn Palestinian resistance group Hamas is indicative of a “broad shift” away from Washington’s policies, an American political analyst says.
Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer, made the remarks on Friday, a day after the US sponsored resolution failed to get the two-third majority vote at the 193-member UNGA.
The resolution attempted to condemn Hamas for carrying out rocket attacks against Israel and using “airborne incendiary devices” against Israelis living in occupied Palestinian lands.
The resolution came weeks after Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups fired over 400 rockets into Israel during a two-day flare-up of violence following a botched Israeli attack against a Hamas commander.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley said before the vote that the assembly could make history condemning Hamas, which she referred to as “one of the most…